Farmer’s Market returning to New England

The second annual Farmer’s Market is set for Tuesday Aug. 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in New England. The market will take place every Tuesday from Aug. 2, until possibly after Labor Day, depending on the availability of the vendors and produce.

By RACHEL BOCK
Herald Reporter

Canned Items (RGB)The second annual Farmer’s Market is set for Tuesday Aug. 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in New England. The market will take place every Tuesday from Aug. 2, until possibly after Labor Day, depending on the availability of the vendors and produce.

New England business owner Becky Jacobs started the farmers market in New England simply because she likes to have fresh produce, and she thought having a farmers market would be a great addition to the community.

Last year, the weekly event was held in an empty lot next to Jacobs’ business, The What Not Shop, and this year Jacobs is hoping to have the venue somewhere closer to the Lions Park where Burgers in the Park takes place on Tuesday evenings.

There is no charge for a vendor to be involved in the farmer’s market. To be part of the market a vendor needs to bring their own set ups, tables, and chairs. All goods need to be either locally grown fresh produce, handmade or homemade items. Anyone who has extra produce from their gardens, or has handmade items for sale such as quilts, jewelry, jams, homemade breads, or homemade soaps are encouraged to bring their items to the market.

Since the focus is to offer fresh produce or homemade items, commercial vendors are prohibited.

Jacobs felt that for the first year the farmers market went well, and has had people ask her if she will be having it again. Jacobs was pleased with the vendors that she had last year, and is hoping for more this year. Jacobs encourages anyone who is from the surrounding area to come down and share their home grown, and handmade items.

“The more people the better. If you live in Hettinger, Amidon, Mott, or wherever and you would like to come and participate the better,” Jacobs said.

For further information on the Farmer’s Market you can contact Becky Jacobs at 701-690-3901 or Meg Covert at 701-590-8026.

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